Ethnic tensions in Gondar reflect the toxic nature of Ethiopian politics
William Davison in Gondar
December 22, 2016
In Gondar, a city in Ethiopia’s northern highlands, a lone tourist pauses to take a photo of a fortress built more than two centuries ago. Nearby, past a row of gift shops, lies the wreck of a coach torched during unrest...
All for Ethiopian unity, nothing outside of Ethiopian unity, no one against Ethiopian unity
Teshome Abebe & Aklog Birara*
December 16, 2016
"No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love,...
Book Review: Fikre T. Jigsa, "The True origin of the Oromo and Amhara"
Daniel Ayana (Professor)
December 12, 2016
According to some reports “The True Origin of the Oromo and Amhara, has broken publishing record in Ethiopia. Last summer, it was published three times. The book’s popularity is in the timing, yearning for solidarity,...
Jawar’s New Ploy ;Hijacking Amhara Resistance
December 11, 2016
I recently watched a video recording in which Jawar Mohammed gives a complacent and professorial explanation about the ongoing Amhara resistance. See http://www.zehabesha.com/video-jawar-mohammed-on-amhara-resistance-must-listen/#comments. Actually, the term...
Amhara Uprising: Poverty as a cause of instability
D. K. Bimrew
Per the 2007 Population and Housing Census, Amhara is the second largest ethnic groups in Ethiopia. Most of the Amhara population lives in Godner, Gojjam, Wollo and Shewa provinces. However, due to historical reasons significant number of Amhara people are distributed throughout...
Closing Peaceful Resistance for Good: Dr. Merera Gudina’s Arrest
Dr Aklog Birara
December 5, 2016
I have known Dr. Merera for many decades; and have come to admire his commitment to academic excellence, peaceful resistance, Ethiopia’s territorial integrity and sovereignty as well his unbridled commitment in defense of the rights...